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Post by El Guapo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:59 pm

I clicked on two games, then clicked on Xbox One and it switched to physical copies. Hence, using science, I concluded that no XBone games were via digital code. QED.

It looks like they only sell 24 XBone games digitally, at any rate.

In any event, what I was really trying to figure out is whether XBOne games are impacted by this sale.
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Post by coopasonic » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:01 pm

El Guapo wrote:QED.
Is that available on PC? I've heard a lot of people talking about it.
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Post by Defiant » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:01 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Amazon just scooped STEAM and launched their Summer Digital Sale for gamers.
Gamersgate.com scooped Amazon. They've had their summer sale going on since yesterday.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:04 pm

El Guapo wrote:I clicked on two games, then clicked on Xbox One and it switched to physical copies. Hence, using science, I concluded that no XBone games were via digital code. QED.

In any event, what I was really trying to figure out is whether XBOne games are impacted by this sale.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:08 pm

Settlers 7 Gold for $5? yes please...will put up with Uplay for that price
Far Cry 3 for $7.50? Maybe...but maybe I will wait for Steam to do better
Valiant Hearts is a good deal for $3.75 just for the art design alone IMO.


And shucky darn and slop the hogs, Amazon has started putting the Metacritic scores on the game info page as well! Nice!

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Post by El Guapo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:15 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
El Guapo wrote:I clicked on two games, then clicked on Xbox One and it switched to physical copies. Hence, using science, I concluded that no XBone games were via digital code. QED.

In any event, what I was really trying to figure out is whether XBOne games are impacted by this sale.
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Yes, I did see that after Smoove's post. Though in any event, as I said it's only 24 games, and they do not appear to be impacted by the sale.

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Post by Moliere » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:31 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Amazon just scooped STEAM and launched their Summer Digital Sale
Picked up Gauntlet at 75% off.
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Post by stessier » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:51 pm

El Guapo wrote:It looks like they only sell 24 XBone games digitally, at any rate..
Okay, I think I get it. But what are the other 23?
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Post by coopasonic » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:39 pm

coopasonic wrote:Assassin's Creed: Rogue PC is $12.50 (UPlay key, not Steam.. but even on Steam you have to go through uplay so whatever). That is tempting me.
It's also on midweek madness sale on steam... for $32.50. Yeah the Amazon deal seems pretty good!
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:47 pm

stessier wrote:
El Guapo wrote:It looks like they only sell 24 XBone games digitally, at any rate..
Okay, I think I get it. But what are the other 23?
I understood that reference.
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Post by El Guapo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:13 pm

stessier wrote:
El Guapo wrote:It looks like they only sell 24 XBone games digitally, at any rate..
Okay, I think I get it. But what are the other 23?
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Post by JetFred » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:54 pm

Defiant wrote:
Smoove_B wrote:Amazon just scooped STEAM and launched their Summer Digital Sale for gamers.
Gamersgate.com scooped Amazon. They've had their summer sale going on since yesterday.
Yes, but you never realize how limited Amazon, GamersGate, GetGamesGo, and Green Man Gaming are in their choices for available Steam games until you watch the sales on the same subset of titles over and over. Or maybe it's just me. I mean I buy plenty from each of those sites, but none of them have more than a small percentage of Steam games available at all, sale or not.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:25 pm

Have you noticed that I've started quoting myself in the Steam thread? It's not just others that have trouble keeping different things on sale.
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Post by JetFred » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:27 pm

I understand the same titles going on sale. I mean those other stores actually don't have a very large percentage of the games at all. So if I look forward to the Amazon sale in case I can use credit on some things that are releases in the last year on my wish list, I find that they didn't even acquire those games, let alone put them on sale.
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Post by JetFred » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:39 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Call of Juarez for $3.75 is a good deal (STEAM) and I enjoyed it.
Gunslinger? From what I've seen (and I've barely played any of them) that one looked best to me.
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Post by Defiant » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:43 pm

JetFred wrote:
Defiant wrote:
Smoove_B wrote:Amazon just scooped STEAM and launched their Summer Digital Sale for gamers.
Gamersgate.com scooped Amazon. They've had their summer sale going on since yesterday.
Yes, but you never realize how limited Amazon, GamersGate, GetGamesGo, and Green Man Gaming are in their choices for available Steam games until you watch the sales on the same subset of titles over and over. Or maybe it's just me. I mean I buy plenty from each of those sites, but none of them have more than a small percentage of Steam games available at all, sale or not.
Gamersgate is pretty good - it's got over 6000 games, some of which aren't on Steam (or were added long after they were on GG). Plus, Gamersgate gives you 5% back in blue coins, and occasionally has Buy 2 get 1 free promotions that work with their sales.

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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:47 pm

JetFred wrote:
Smoove_B wrote:Call of Juarez for $3.75 is a good deal (STEAM) and I enjoyed it.
Gunslinger? From what I've seen (and I've barely played any of them) that one looked best to me.
Yeah, sorry. I picked it up during last year's STEAM summer sale and blasted right through it in 7 hours. The game mechanic ( it's played as through you're retelling a personal story) was interesting enough to keep me hooked. Nothing revolutionary, but fun.

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Post by JetFred » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:05 pm

Defiant wrote:
JetFred wrote:Yes, but you never realize how limited Amazon, GamersGate, GetGamesGo, and Green Man Gaming are in their choices for available Steam games until you watch the sales on the same subset of titles over and over. Or maybe it's just me. I mean I buy plenty from each of those sites, but none of them have more than a small percentage of Steam games available at all, sale or not.
Gamersgate is pretty good - it's got over 6000 games, some of which aren't on Steam (or were added long after they were on GG). Plus, Gamersgate gives you 5% back in blue coins, and occasionally has Buy 2 get 1 free promotions that work with their sales.
Well, that count includes every piece of DLC separately. Since I tend to not buy expensive games there, my Blue Coins have never amounted to much, and when I've gotten buy-2-get-1-free it was the only way to get the sale price as good as it would be for all three games somewhere else. I've bought a couple of dozen Steam games there but that's nothing compared to what I buy from bundle sites (GG's indie bundles have been awful). I'm just saying that while I get excited for every Steam sale (even though my haul will never again approach what it did in my first few), the third party sites' sales only really got a lot of business from me the first time I went through their catalog.

My point is moot, though, because I do realize the size of my collection, my enjoyment of indie and adventure games, and my buying habits make a lot of my comments irrelevant to more sensible people, though.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:26 pm

I don't give a **** on what's on sale. My time is limited and I don't have time to buy bazillion different games. I just use isthereanydeal to track the sales of the stuff I *want*.

I browse the other vendors occasionally to see if there's some good bundle or budget games I want to try for like a few bucks here and there, but that's it.
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Post by Alefroth » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:15 am

Do these really have to be downloaded via Amazon, or will we receive a key for Steam, Uplay, etc.?

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Post by JetFred » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:22 am

It used to be next to impossible to tell, but Amazon has gotten better about listing the correct DRM, so you have to check. There is also a filter box for just Steam in the left panel at some levels of sorting through the games.
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Post by Alefroth » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:35 am

JetFred wrote:It used to be next to impossible to tell, but Amazon has gotten better about listing the correct DRM, so you have to check. There is also a filter box for just Steam in the left panel at some levels of sorting through the games.
Thanks. Just bought 3, and they all activated fine on Uplay and Steam.

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Post by Defiant » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:44 am

FYI: Lifeline, a fun real time interactive fiction android app by the guy who wrote The Wolf Among Us is on sale for $1 on Amazon's app store (down from $3). In it you're communicating with an astronaut who landed on an alien moon and trying to guide him to keep him alive. The real time gimmick is a bit of a mixed bad - although I think overall it worked for me in making the game feel more real.

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Post by El Guapo » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:30 pm

Amazon Underground has KOTOR for Android for free.

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El Guapo wrote:Amazon Underground has KOTOR for Android for free.
Too bad I don't have 2 GB of space on my phone. Would be interesting to see how it plays on the phone.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:39 pm

Too bad I'm in Canada. Fuck you Amazon.
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Post by El Guapo » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:18 am

Moliere wrote:
El Guapo wrote:Amazon Underground has KOTOR for Android for free.
Too bad I don't have 2 GB of space on my phone. Would be interesting to see how it plays on the phone.
For the most part it's fine, as it turns out. The main problem is that movement is a little cumbersome - you push where you are on the screen and then push "up" on the screen to move forward, only as a practical matter it's hard to get your character to move forward at a decent pace (i.e. faster than a slow walk).

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Post by Pyperkub » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:19 pm

El Guapo wrote:Amazon Underground has KOTOR for Android for free.
No amazon underground for non amazon tablets, as best I can tell however.
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Post by stessier » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:47 pm

Pyperkub wrote:
El Guapo wrote:Amazon Underground has KOTOR for Android for free.
No amazon underground for non amazon tablets, as best I can tell however.
I thought it was just a feature of Prime subscribers rather than tablet (since Android isn't what they would feature for their tablet).
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Post by Pyperkub » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:52 am

Nope, I'm all about Prime.
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Post by paulbaxter » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:32 pm

It isn't related to prime. It's just their mobile app service.
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Post by Defiant » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:38 am

FYI: If you download Hay Day (which is free) from the Amazon Appstore this month, you "will receive a $10 credit toward purchase of digital content in Amazon Appstore"

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Post by Moliere » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:36 pm

Defiant wrote:FYI: If you download Hay Day (which is free) from the Amazon Appstore this month, you "will receive a $10 credit toward purchase of digital content in Amazon Appstore"
Thanks for the tip. I downloaded Hay Day and now I have 30 days to spend the $10 credit. Not sure what to get.
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Post by Defiant » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:58 pm

Moliere wrote:
Defiant wrote:FYI: If you download Hay Day (which is free) from the Amazon Appstore this month, you "will receive a $10 credit toward purchase of digital content in Amazon Appstore"
Thanks for the tip. I downloaded Hay Day and now I have 30 days to spend the $10 credit. Not sure what to get.
I hands down recommend 80 days (unless you already have it for the computer). Other adventure type games to consider include the Lifeline games, Sorcery games, Tin Man gamebook games, although note that all of these tend to be reading heavy.

If you like board games, there are a bunch of implementations, including Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Pandemic, Suburbia, Sentinels of the Multiverse.

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Post by Moliere » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:01 pm

Defiant wrote:
Moliere wrote:
Defiant wrote:FYI: If you download Hay Day (which is free) from the Amazon Appstore this month, you "will receive a $10 credit toward purchase of digital content in Amazon Appstore"
Thanks for the tip. I downloaded Hay Day and now I have 30 days to spend the $10 credit. Not sure what to get.
I hands down recommend 80 days (unless you already have it for the computer). Other adventure type games to consider include the Lifeline games, Sorcery games, Tin Man gamebook games, although note that all of these tend to be reading heavy.

If you like board games, there are a bunch of implementations, including Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Pandemic, Suburbia, Sentinels of the Multiverse.
I do have 80 days from a previous sale when it was listed for free. I will have to check out the board games. Thanks!
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Post by coopasonic » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:11 pm

I grabbed Ticket To Ride for free with my bonus. It's for the kids. I have no idea how it will look on the small tablets. Hopefully it is playable.

Thanks for the tip Defiant. :D
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:43 pm

I grabbed it for the bonus, too. I'll likely grab some board game or another as a time-killer. Catan? Ticket to Ride? Something like that.
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Post by El Guapo » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:46 pm

I picked up Hay Day as well. I assume that I'll get an e-mail informing me that I have received the $10 credit at some point?

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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:04 pm

It took me a day or two to get the email.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:25 pm

I don't know for how long, but you can rent the Hateful Eight for $0.99 on Amazon Digital. That rental fee lets you watch it at any time over the next 30 days, but once you start watching it you only have 48 hours of access.

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